On the Edge
"In this auspicious debut novel set in the north of England, nineteen year old Peter Ellis is on the edge of discovery-- both about the artist father he never knew and whom his mother refuses to discuss and about the direction of his own life. Although he has heterosexual relationships with the teenaged Anna and the somewhat perverse art student Coll, it is with his life-long friend Martin, himself a painter of promise, that Peter seems happiest. On The Edge combines the elements of a thriller-- the mystery surrounding the sudden death of Peter's father-- and passionate ambisextrous romance and provides an immensely readable narrative about late adolescence, sexuality and creativity."--Page 4 of cover.
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